October 2012 Email Security Threat Trends

Learn About the Latest Spam, Malware and Phishing Trends in this Proofpoint Report


This October 2012 report from Proofpoint reviews major spam and malware news from the third quarter of 2012. Highlights include:

  • Examples of some of the latest email-based exploits and spam techniques including low-volume phishing attacks, breaking news themed exploits and exploits of URL shortening systems.
  • New Internet threats including miniFlame, Remote Access-as-a-Service schemes and a recently reported DKIM vulnerability.
  • Spam and phish volume trends including the top spam-sending countries, prevalence and timing of phishing campaigns, and statistics about Proofpoint's effectiveness versus spam in various languages.

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